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do you keep caving on taxes? why do you do nothing about spending? how is it, a party that lost its bid for the white house, acts like all of a sudden it lost the house? you didn't. stop behaving like you did. after all, voters returned aren't to body that sets all spending issues, why the heck are republicans on defense on spending issues? what happened to their backbone? more to the point, what happened to their soul? tonight, meet the folks who have been brought in to perform a exorcism on the right. they are michelle field, and alan west, you know their faces, get ready for them to get in liberal's faces, by waking up some very young voters, they are launching a web show, called, next generation. and if you are young, hot and bothered, they want to get you jazzed, angry and involved, welcome you to both. alan west, unleash now. from congressional jobs and duties, what do you want to do here? >> neil, i think post -- most important thing, being father of two teenage daughters, take my insights on the issues and perspective, and take those issues to next generation, and let know h
property tax reduction would provide the most benefit to property owners who have owned their properties since 1999. some of the residents and owners who have owned their building for 20 or 30 years, they already pay low property tax so the bills act calculations would not help them. it would not reduce their property taxes anymore. if you just purchase property and it's a contributor to the district you would have high property taxes. the only people who can apply for the mills act property tax reductions are owners of properties of individual landmarks or owners of properties contributors to landmark districts as well as registered landmark districts. so designation of the duboce park landmark district would enable property owners to apply for the mills acted. it's not a dollar for dollar reduction. the mills act is a maintenance restoration or rehabilitation plan. it's a contract that the city enters into with the property owners, department reviews it, the city tax assessor reviews it and ensures the calculations are correct but it's not a dollar per dollar duction. if you were a new
. it would be progrowth and no more tax hikes by the way. spending and the debt are the top issue of concern for voters. look, these heinous mass murders are not about weapons. question -- why isn't anyone tackling the really tough issue that may be the root causes of these atrocities? such as broken families, such as the absence of fathers who set examples for their sons? such as the loss of faith in our schools? such as our homes and our culture that have lost faith as well. tonight, we are going to talk about the family values breakdown in america. "the kudlow report" begins right now. another key point tonight. for most of the history, america drew at 3.5% per you. the last dozen years however, we have dropped below 2%. and the so-called obama recovery is just a tad above that 2% rate. which should be unacceptable. it is the worst in the post world war ii era. so the question tonight, what's holding back the american economy? here's my quick road map for an economic boom. start off with major cuts in government spending. we should stop paying people not to work. then cut large and small
to enforce that. so finally i also have a question around tax benefits. this has come up a lot in our neighborhood meetings. nobody understands the millsabilitmills actand to our s taken advantage of it supervisor wiener has improved the law but that sounds like a gini pig situation to me. i emphasize there are people in the community feel this will greatly add to the cost of living there in terms of extra designer fees, contractor, expediter fees and that will make it hard for people with young families to stay in the neighborhood. thank you. >> president fong: additional speakers who have called? >> hello. my name is kenneth wingard on the castro benefit district and the market octavia plan community advisory committee. and have a degree in architectural preservation. today i am here as a four decade resident of the neighborhood. i've renovated a 1860's cottage that was designated as unsalvageable and in 1905 edwardian that had fallen into disrepair. i fell in love with the neighborhood with these diamonds in the rough and have been delighted at the current glorious state of the nei
wanted to make a comment about the tax code system. it's so complicated. i think that the government wants to do something to help out the economy, they could institute a fair tax or a flat tax, something like the libertarian candidate gary johnson was advocating last year where if you buy something you just pay the tax on it, there is no more income tax or corporate tax but a consumption type flat tax. host: do you think that would work? caller: i think that would eliminate all these loopholes people take twn tax code system. if you're married, own a house, have children, you get all these deductions and if you don't have any of those things, then you don't get to take any of those deductions so it's just not fair. if your income comes from capital gains there is a different tax rate for you. if the government wants to help bring the economy back, make everything fair across the board as far as taxes go. host: thanks for the call. we welcome our listeners and our focus this morning the role of government in solving america's problems. it was something that dwight eisenhower talked a
dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do >> hello and welcome to me your district supervisor. we're here with supervisors got scott wiener. he started his first term this january. we are going to get to know him and talk about the issues facing the city. welcome. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background, where you grew up, went to school, and what kind of jobs to have had. >> i grew up in the philadelphia area, in new jersey. i went to school up and down the east coast. i went to undergrad at duke university. i went to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, handling my own cases, and supervising a team of attorn
, of course, in the middle east. but up first, the biggie, taxes. here's christine romans. >> reporter: the challenge, tax reform. for the first time in 20 years, taxes are going up for the rich. they'll pay a higher top marginal income tax rate, higher taxes on dividends and capital gains and a higher estate tax rate, but it could have been worse. >> i think that the wealthy got off pretty easily here. there's a modest tax increase for the very wealthiest in the society, very tiny percentage. i frankly think that there are more taxes coming and they will bite deeper into the middle-class. >> reporter: in fact, two-thirds of americans will pay higher taxes in 2013. the tax fight for the middle-class comes from the end of the payroll tax cut, a temporary tax break that wasn't renewed in the fiscal cliff deal. >> the irs tax code is still a nightmare. it's too complex. too costly, and too unfair. >> reporter: both sides say they're open to simplifying the tax code. more than 70,000 pages in 2012. the u.s. government gives away more than a trillion dollars a year in tax breaks, but republ
melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. are no state income taxes the next big thing? feels like it. nebraska is the latest to consider ditching them for good. but unlike other recent proposals nebraska governor dave heineman says he is not going to raise other taxes to make up for it. hmmm. he will join us to explain just how that could possibly work coming up. >>> plus, an offer from the islamic militants holding two americans hostage in algeria. they will release them in exchange for two convicted terrorists currently in u.s. prisons. could attacks like this against oil and gas facilities become a new tactic in the war against terror? we'll hear from today's power panel. >>> we're shelling out big bucks for purell, flu shots, respiratory masks, tamiflu like there is no tomorrow and people are still getting sick in record numbers. drug companies may be profiting. are we just wasting our money? we'll get to the bottom line. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: all right. first today's market moment. a slate of strong corporate earn
problems that get thrust upon them as a consequence of diminished tax bases and the consequence of housing, the significant portion of the public and their states that are in most need. we're committed to having a third phase of the so-called big deal on the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop to get our economy in great shape and move toward a balanced bump started off with three phases. started with president bush's actions, the first president bush, in terms of taxation, before president clinton took office. then the actions the president took in '94 and then in '97. well, we think there's a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt, the gdp, our deficit to gdp, down around 3%, which is the basis of which all economists left, right, center, agree, are the areas which we really can begin to grow as a country. and also my grandfather used to say, with the grace of god and good will of the neighbors, cooler heads will prevail between now and the time we deal with th
should seriously look at with tax reform is how do you replace the anti-poor, anti-small business tax. it is the first big hurdle to create a job. how could you design the equivalent for starting your own business? trying to reach out here and realize, every american could be premiership -- of .ntrepreneurshi passing so many laws and regulations and taxes that they kill the start up businesses in ways that are crazy. >> i have to jump in. thank you so much for talking about entrepreneurship. you were there, you were a part of that. there has been so much destruction to the assistance program. talk about rules and regulations. those are things your administration, when you were the speaker of the house, so many of those types of rules and regulations were built into the program, so much that they have not responded to the recession. it is only able to reach about 30% of the children who are poor in this country. an incredible increase in child poverty been. micro finance would may be a great way to insert into the system. if a woman is receiving cash assistance or food stamps and she h
the money from the state or the federal, it is the taxpayers who pay the taxes and we need to have some accountability and some transparency. i am not saying that this contractor is going to do his job i hope he does his job quarterly or twice a year or for the duration of this contract we get some reports. so that we can read and see what is happening. thank you very much. >> is there any other member in of the public that would like to make comments? seeing none public comment is close. (gavel) this is an action item. >> mr. chair? >> i know there is question about work between the mta and the transportation authority. can you talk about those issues and how they were resolved? >> both agencies have responsibility especially mta which has legislation for originating parking in public policy of the transportation authority addresses transportation strategies particularly because half of the -- in the city is regional. in fact mtc is providing local match for the study. the two agencies have come together to propose jointly managing the study. will come back to this committee t
to take up what had been a fairly legitimate savings, and what we ended up with was a tax bill. we now have 900 billion in discretionary spending. 600 billion in revenue. the next exercise, in my opinion, has to be about spending restraints, specifically entitlements. that is where the big enchilada is an issue that has not been taken up yet. how do we get to that? there are three pressure points. you have the sequestered, the debt ceiling, and you have the continuing resolution. the sequestered and debt ceiling fall on top of each other towards the end of february. these to say and republican leadership and the senate, which is served in for 12 years, you never take a hostage you cannot shoot. the problem with the house was they took hostage the cannot shoot when they took the fiscal cliff. if the republican members of congress take the debt ceiling as a hostage, it is a hostage you cannot shoot. as a very practical matter, if we go over the debt ceiling, we do not increase the debt ceiling, republicans will not win the debate. they will argue they are not increasing it because they d
case or hurt his cause? we will get reaction. dagen: and intimate the state income tax. one governor laid out his case, and wayne rogers likes the idea. top of the hour, nicole petallides is covering it for you o on the floor of the new yk stock exchange. nicole: the market is likely to the downside. the trend has been the major market averages are not too far off the unchanged line. see the dog over the unchanged line 50 times in one day is not unusual to see that, however the trend had been to the upside looking like nine trading weeks we have seen the s&p 500 now hovering around the five year highs. dow jones industrials as well and the nasdaq composite as well. intel weighing on the major averages, you can see down 6.25%. if you took out intel out of the dow, the dow would be flat right now. they came up with profits that were disappointing, weak outlook. not good news for intel weighing on the major averages, but technology in general. back to you. dagen: forget about washington. our next guest says stop talking about it, investors should be focused on making money in the econom
able only to deal with the tax issue. but for the most part, that's history at this point, and the fact that a they were able to do that is at least a step forward. it added, as you know from the summary of the state of play that the president gave yesterday in his lengthy press conference, it added $600 million to the billion four of spending cuts that had previously been enacted and put into effect in the last two years, and the interest savings on top of that come to a total overall of 2.5 trillion other the ten-year period that we all have gotten familiar with as the measurement period for deficit reform. and two and a half is not all the way to the target of four that almost every independent group has adopted as a reasonable way to stabilize the debt in relation to the growth in the economy. you could make an argument that a little more or a good deal more would be helpful too. but four trillion over ten years is not a bad target, and two and a half is a fair bit there, and so we move to the next chapter which promises to be messier, uglier, nastier than the first one. but i think
to your attention last fall san francisco voters passed a tax-change measure. and the mayoral spokesperson in a later article indicated there likely could be more money from this new local tax measure that replaced an outdated one. to the extent that the office of disability, department of aging and adult services and mod can monitor the income from this new tax, i'm going to suggest that some of that extra money could be devoted to restoring some level of the cutbacks already made locally. but statewide is the larger issue. that is where the major changes have come. so i also wanted to alert you to a program called "a california budget for all of us." it's convening groups include well-known groups like the western center on law and poverty, health access, the california partnership, and the california immigrant policy center. the mantra is "restore, rebuild and reinvest." so this advocacy will be taken up by various groups including the california alliance of retired americans. there are four polices that are coming from this california budget for all of us. four polices for the coming
. >> not the last question. >> i'm sorry, francine. [inaudible] >> everything you run out of tax reform process has been out with a has to measure to make them maybe not impossible, but much less likely to tax reform goes forward this year. is that basically what you believe? if you could say a word about why tax reform should go forward. what do you see as the upside of that? >> i'm not saying that. what i'm saying is they think we took seems that do not package they have some ramifications tax reform. but i am not saying that we shouldn't sit down and talk about how we look at our tax structure and how we reform it. it's a fact that by what we thought it, but it isn't anything close to the whole package. i think what it does is to force people to be more concrete about what they mean when they took about tax reform. let me just give you an example. some of the provisions that we have been training and retraining, some of them are in appropriation and some of them are in the tax structure. i think we can take a hard look at all of our training programs. some of them aren't about to taxation. i thi
not have much time. >> yes, we do. >> i pay my taxes, and i demand the right to express myself so people can hear what i have to say. >> of course. but we have invited you here for a discussion. >> you want an argument. >> the founder of an international car supplier demands respect for the jobs he has created any money he has generously donated, but he does not care to mention his many failed enterprises, the austrian subsidies he has received, or the fact that he pays a good portion of his tax abroad. he pushed for a training program for future ministers and a refuge for those who have been booted out. experts do not think much of his current manifesto. one policy is to introduce national bureaus with differ exchange rates depending on the financial situation of the respective countries. >> he wants a flat tax, what he calls a fair tax. he wants to tighten the law for asylum seekers. there are a lot of issues that he stole from the 1990's. >> the similarities to not end with policies. five mp's from the alliance for the future of austria have already joined him, sending his party strai
is all tax deductible. the irs says the compensation to homeowners as the cost incurred in the course of doing business and is not a fine or penalty but the result of wrongdoing. i say if they didn't do anything wrong there probably wouldn't be showing -- shelling of billions of dollars. we should not be footing any part of the bill for the mistake . as one homeowner put it, the government comes after us for every little bit of money we have. that's because we aren't too big to fail. we just have to bail out the ones that are. that's what i think. now we want to know what you think. here's our question. should banks be allowed to deduct the mortgage settlement? log on to gerriwillis.com, vote on the right inside the screen and all share the results of the end of the show. not to the latest developments in the hostage situation in algeria. one american reportedly dead a takeover and natural gas plant by islamic militants. algerian news agencies report around 100 foreign workers are freed. the fate of 30 other foreign energy workers remains uncertain today militants' offering to trade t
off that narrow band of industry forever. because of high taxes, regulation, and healthy lawsuits, government spending people are leaving. john: great davis in the '90s said we have all of this cash from the.com boom. >> he spent that cash on public sector pension promises and general spending to everybody even austerity spending has gone up. john: beyond population growth. global warning -- warming measure. >> high-speed rail that nobody wants. john: even "the terminator" the republican and i thought here is a politician quoting milton friedman. what happened? >> he enacted the largest tax increase at the state level in history. i resigned as the chief republican whip in protest. john: he also funded stem cell research. i talk to the guy pushing this and i said you could pay for this yourself why is it a government job? >> democrats wanted to stick a thumb into the eye of georgia bush just like the emission standards to say we are californians. john: then i read this organization has to be revamped, a conflict of interest, all of this money is invested? >> now with about the init
when paying property taxes but one man had a different approach he did. he drove to the tax office with $14,000 in change and dollar bills in the back of his suv. he says he lost his tree business in part because he couldn't pay taxes so he went to great lengths to collect this money. >> i had to borrow money. i missed -- missing payments on the home to pay for taxes on this piece of property. my grandkids piggy banks, daughter's piggyÑ]9h banks my money, change and people just offered to help a little bit as they can.(bÑó he says he rolled them himself, staffers at the tax office spent time counting thrk but they d $14,000 worth. >> he's the worst nightmare, ever if you work in a tax office, oh no,. >> surprising they accepted it cash is cash. >> still ahead at 4:00 details in the murder of a wealthy businessman and gang ties that could be connected to his death. >> a bizarre story involving a notre dame star and his fake girlfriend. police are still questioning who was involved in thisx&e#p h. >> talking about smart phone jhñ new and a look at technology that could guarantee
in an unprecedented move he is reportedly turning his releblgs campaign into a tax exempt group to push his second term agenda. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us live on this. >> for obama campaign staff and supporters will be gathered in washington this coming sunday. it will be a reunion of sorts. but also they will witness the launch of this new group at an event dubbed the obama legacy conference. according to a report on the web site poll lit co the pro obama organization will be a 501 c 3 a nonprofit for the legislative battle. it will be over debt, deficit, gun control immigration reform leading the organization will be jim macina who will take over the cash of 5.3 million and use it for discreet coalition of the policy battles. it is the most sophisticated in modern times in the use of multi targeting data. vice president giend who hazel lewded to a presidential run of his own spoke about a grass-roots approach in his announcement yesterday as conference as mayor. >> we are going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we are going to take it beyond that. we are goin
of industry forever. because of high taxes, regulation, and healthy lawsuits, government spending people are leaving. john: great davis in the '90s said we have all of this cash from the.com boom. >> he spent that cash on public sector pension promises and general spending to everybody even austerity spending has gone up. john: beyond population growth. global warning -- warming measure. >> high-speed rail that nobody wants. john: even "the terminator" the republican and i thought here is a politician quoting milton friedman. what happened? >> he enacted the largest tax increase at the state level in history. i resigned as the chief republican whip in protest. john: he also funded stem cell research. i talk to the guy pusng this and i said you could pay for this yourself why is it a government job? >> democrats wanted to stick a thumb into the eye of georgia bush just like the emission standards to say we are californians. john: then i read this organization has to be revamped, a conflict of interest, all of this money is invested? >> now with about the initiative another large tax incre
is higher and i said no, it isn't. you are making that up. we are not including state taxes. neither am i am including the surtax on medicare. >> 3.8%. >> neil: and they said made that up. it's in your law, reading it to you. they swore, it's not there. you now have this dilemma in new york, you have a dilemma with the healthcare law. it's sort of like the gift that keeps giving. >> 20-page bills in plain honest english that lawmakers at the state and federal level will actually read before they vote on this them. 20 pages, framers of our constitution framed our government in 18 pages. there should be symposiums to help the reporters to do a more responsible job of covering healthcare. frankly they were somewhat come police it in the public getting bamboozled. >> neil: here is what is scary. here is what should be pushing and you should be saying. you missing the good in this. maybe other things that i am not aware of, but my point is that is a little weird? >> yes, bu where is the reporters when it comes to looking at the facts. remember the president saying skyrocketing health spending. th
is a tax credit that was part of the economic stimulus originally, he sought $500 and i think ultimately, law was less than that. that was a classic compromise that he did not get. another compromise was his promise to repeal the bush tax cuts for higher income. his goal was couples making more than 200th $50,000 or couples making $200,000 and the fiscal cliff deal did not achieve that. we rented that a compromise. let's go to fort lauderdale,. caller: with respect to not keeping a promise for negotiations with a health kicce -- i think that a somewhat wrong. i have watched the other representatives of congress on tv every day negotiating and debating and putting their facts together. the final decision between nancy pelosi and the head of the sun -- of the senate when they finally came out with exactly what the bill would be -- it was done behind closed doors. the putting together of the bills, people putting in their amendments, was actually done on cspan every day and i watched that. secondly, with respect to these people calling about taking away guns. there is nothing about taking a
of the issue is a discussion or lack thereof between the assessor's office and the tax collector's office. i remember years ago trying to pay my property taxes and being told i am so sorry you can't do that yet. i found it odd that they do not want my money. the process then was that they had not figured out the escape assessment; they were still working on numbers from years earlier. they knew those based on my purchase price but they were not ready to collect the money for four more years. i knew they would be collecting at some point so i set it aside. i can appreciate that so many people don't. if i were asked, i would be happy to lend a hand and solve these problems. >> it is not the role of the assessment board to facilitate a process between our citizens and our homeowners or property owners but for me it is something that as citizens of san francisco, help push to make it easier for people to understand and easier to get a rebate. >> when i had my appeal i talk with five or six people who did not understand the comp period, were certain dates. they had come to the wrong dates. i hel
you have to. the quick cash comes with a price. -- price. >> there are tax implications that you have to pay taxes on it. if you are not 59 and a half you have a penalty, for people who need a steady monthly income there are other options like getting new quotes on car insurance or refinancing your house. >>> if you have been and rock that is important that is happening on sunday. the ravens heading up to new england for a fans are ready to celebrate. >> we're more than 48 hours away from kickoff in boston. and massachusetts. that's not stopping the party from starting so soon on this friday. >> and the cheerleaders. and sherrie johnson is out there with the fans. there is quite a crowd. we're here at the house in white march where they are pumped up. look at them. listen to them. >> they are ready. they are in action. everyone is soi have the cheerl the ladies are watching this place. brenda. tell bus why you and your girls came out. >> we got off work this morning. we said we are going to beer and bacon for the ravens! [ laughter ] >> we have our cheerleaders here as well. you have
in doing what is right, even if much of the nation takes another way. where others choose to raise taxes, we will lower them so our people have more money, not the government. where other governments expand, we grow smaller. where others choose to grow spending, kansas grows jobs. in important ways, our state is going against the tide and reflecting more of the values of the greatest generation, the world war ii generation, more than my own. where some accept the breakdown of the family as unavoidable, we push back, knowing that strong families and healthy marriages are the best guarantee for the future of our kids. where some walk away from our nation's motto, we embrace it as a part of the pioneering spirit, in god we trust. [applause] you yes, kansas is a special place. when i started as governor, we began the fiscal year with $876.05 in the bank and a projected deficit of $500 million, even after taxes had been increased. i think a number of you remember that as well. working with the legislature, we ended last fiscal year with a $500 million ending balance, a billion dollar swing to
. >> greta: taxes and have you thought about our corporate tax rate? >> could have,we have the highest corporate tax rate in the entire world now. japan used to be number one and u.s. number two. they cut their rates and now when you combine state and federal taxes, the highest corporate tax rates in the world. >> greta: how does that affect your business? you're very successful, you're a rich man and how does it affect you and your employees. >> every dollar we pay in taxes is a dollar that we can't give back to the customers in lower prices, a dollar we can't pay to our team members and higher wages and benefits. it's a dollar that we can't give back to the suppliers with lower prices. it's a dollar that we can't donate fill v-- fi -- and you need to hear this next, but the headlines are screaming scandal. a new cheater joining the ranks of tiger woods, arnold schwarzenegger and kristin stewart. who is it? well, that's coming up. and in two minutes, a 16-year-old is drunk driving and a mother finds a public way to punish him. is she teaching him a good lesson or going too far? you se
not want to do it. he actually does want to negotiate on spending and tax reform. what he does not want to do is have that take place when the republican position on the debt takes the economy hostage. that is off the table. i think the president is smart to be firm and clear on that. next time it would be democrats if we had a republican president. ashley: would you agree, i know it is out of your area, but the senate has not passed a budget in four years now. would you agree with republicans that it is not the way to go and i could, in fact, be breaking the law without i do agree with them. we actually have not passed the budget. i am with them on this concern about our inability to actually do the basic work that a legislature must do. ashley: i know bernanke, timothy geithner, rating agencies and many more states what is the point of a debt ceiling? we routinely raise it anyway. what is the purpose? >> there is no purpose. the debt ceiling has become a device for fiscal irresponsibility. republicans and democrats both dated. senator obama voted against the debt ceiling increase. if
and keep going -- it needs to bring millions of people with it. the robin hood tax, the campaign the nurses have -- $350 billion a year from wall street for a minimum tax. you know what one of the legislator said to one of our nurses going to the capitol and talking about the wall street tax? she said, you nurses need to lower your expectations. the nurse looked at her and said, would you like for me to say that to you when i am prepare you for surgery? the true story. i mean, honestly, literally, it is a disgrace -- lower your expectations? i see what is happening out here every day. we're not going to lower our expectations. we're going to fight for a real economy. our economy has been hijacked -- we can talk about all the problems, talk endlessly about what i heard yesterday -- i heard about a woman yesterday. we heard about a real woman yesterday from michigan who actually chose to have her leg amputated because she could not afford the antibiotics in terms of taking care of her leg. she had her leg amputated because of money, because of money, because we do not have a health care syste
the republicans stand for, small government, low taxes, growth. there are other conservative voices calling for a broader base, rain in the right and make a direct appeal to women and minorities, retreat on social issues like gay marriage, abortion, legalize marijuana, they want compromise, at reach, inclusion and a smaller voice on contentious issues. personally i think conservatives should change the tone. enter over the election turns people off. name-calling is a loser. smile, persuade. a party of growth and optimism will surely have its place in the sun. all right, we're going to talk more about the direction of the gop in a moment but we have this breaking news. the federal reserve has released a load of documents from several closed-door meetings that it had in 2007 as the financial crisis was just getting rolling. among the in relation being released, the minutes from three emergency sessions that the fed at a time when the economy was i'm going to say, adding. there could be some dramatic exchanges, how often insiders says there had to be embarrassing stuff in there. if there wasn'
on this item a group allocation memo of prop k sales tax funds as well as prop aa the vehicle registration funds. >> i will present the first item and courtney will present the last three items. this item begins on page 19 of your packet. we have five prop k requests and prop aa request is link to one of the prop k requests. we adopted a five-year plan. this project are in compliance with the five-year plan except with the -- funding. we have to find funding for the conceptual engineering part for that. prop aa program we adopted strategic planning for those funds. expected leveraging, page 25 and 28 go through brief descriptions of the requests in our recommendations. the first two requests are part for the one ba area grant. we are not entering the project development phase, increasing project readiness. all the project are addressing cost issues, engineering issues, immediate support, environmental issues to make sure we have the strongest project to go through the federal funding cycle. we are the january to april time frame. in february, cac march plans and programs committee wi
tax, not dollar for dollar, but 50% of what you spend, or some percentage of what you spend on the improvements is deducted from the property taxes. >> correct. >> okay. not including the part -- okay. the only thing i wonder is there is -- yes, the park that is there now isn't the park at 1907 obviously but it's been a park the same for a while now and the neighborhood needs assurance the city wouldn't do renovation of the park and put grass in and redwood chips. is there any assurance the park will be kept in its present state? >> the park is contributed as a contributor to the ceqa historic districts so future alterations to the park would need considered environmental review, and we did have a discussion early on with rec and park who was concerned about potentially having any review of the harvey milk center for example and we tried to emphasize it's unusual connection between the park and the buildings, the lack of a physical separation of the roadway, these park entrances, and they understood that, and they agreed that these small were the most important areas. >>
and whether or not to increase taxes. how will he make these tough choices -- will you make these tough choices? supervisor campos: the budget is the most important policy document that the city can pass. it reflects the priorities of city government. i believe we have to be creative in how we look at the issue of the budget. it is important for me that certain things happen. i think that public safety has to be a priority in the budget, the public safety cannot be compromised to save a few dollars. but i think the public safety goes beyond funding the police department and the fire department, as important as that is. it includes funding violence prevention programs, after- school programs so someone has -- and people have something to do after school, funding our department for recreational opportunities for young people during the summer or after school. if you do not do that, that will have implications on public safety. the safety has to be protected, because if we do not do that, we are creating more problems that will be even more costly in the long run. i think that we have to t
it for property owners to take advantage of the property tax savings. the commission commended the new property owners to their commitment to fully restore the nightingale house. much of the property tax savings will go into the full restoration of the property. the commission did#clunanimoy approve the project and afforded a positive recommendation to the board of supervisors, with a couple of caveats or conditions to continue working with staff on a few minor details of the contract, mainly the phasing of the restoration to make sure that staff has the most updated information about when work will occur, and when staff needs to go out there to review the completion of that work, according to the state mandated requirements of the program. that conclude my presentation. and unless you have any comments. thank you. >> president fong: thank you. commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: mr. frye, in terms of the mill's act in general, i know that under supervisor wiener's revisions there is now a yearly kind of process, as i understand it. and the initial deadline for let's say 2013 is may
to sign a couple of tax. almost everyone is vulnerable to this. >> the last reported theft was in laurel. >> i will be more careful now and i will think twice before sending a check. >> authorities are not saying how the checks are being altered but a security experts suspect check washing. >> they're using rudimentary measures, chemicals like and buy in any store. if you go on line and do a search you will find out how to erase think of a check and write your own name in there. it is not that sophisticated. >> the banks are culpable. >> they should be inspecting tax a little bit better. you can tell when a check has been rewritten. >> put your mail in a mailbox or go to the post office or given to the mail carrier. m.p. your mail box as soon as possible especially if you are expecting money and have your local post office holder mail if your on vacation. another good tip is to do your bill payments on line. with been told that police are investigating similar thefts in montgomery county. we're live in howard county. >> of howard county doctor has been ordered to pay more than $1 million
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. >> the irs issued letters recognizing scientology and every one of its organizations as fully tax exempt. the war is over! >> reporter: october 1993, thousands gather in los angeles to celebrate as the leader of the church of scientology announces victory over the irs. for years, the u.s. government had refused to recognize scientology as a religion and was demanding it pay $1 billion in back taxes. after a bitter legal battle, the irs relented and granted tax exempt status. >> there will be no billion-dollar tax bill which we can't pay. there will be no more discrimination. >> i think scientology has a lot to account for because it's protected as a religion under the first amendment. it's able to get away with a lot of things. >> reporter: author lawrence wright has written a new book out today called "going clear, scientology, hollywood and the prison of belief." wright says the victory over the irs allowed scientology to build capital and power, power, he says, the church has exploited. >> what they're doing is abusing their own members, shaking them down for money, wreaking vengeance
tax fraud has ballooned in recent years. the report comes from the treasury inspector general for tax administration. it finds that in 2010 more than 91,000 inmates claimed more than $758 million in fraudulent refunds. that's more than double the year before. the i rest stopped most of the fraudulent refunds from actually getting into the hands of prisoners but $35 million still slipped through the cracks. and a number of fraudulent prisoner tax refunds continue to increase in 2011. and 2012. but the irs has yet to put a number on these bogus refunds. it is amazing how this can happen. >> unbelievable. >> time to do a little bit more organizing apparently. >> don't send tax refund paperwork and forms to prisons. that might be a good way to stop that. >> if the address says -- >> you have to be clear. >> thanks jess. >>> christopher kennedy lawford is here to talk about the new book about recovery. and the book signing he's having in our area tonight. >> there they are in our green room. former congressman patrick kennedy also here to [ ma aouer wenvedom tsee thnosorey ut abt eibo whe
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that? is there enough tax generated in the economy to offset that? and would disaster occurs are you on the hook for off infrastructure and everything else that may be required to rebuild that community? and asia return on that exposure -- is your return greater? as a taxpayer, the answer is unfortunately too often know. we have subsidize risks to the point where as long as no extreme event occurs, it seems okay. but when the extreme event occurs, you are now exposed to much greater costs without necessary generating revenue or other societal benefits off that risk. now, during the '70s and '80s and through the early '90s, went a lot of growth was taking place in coastal areas and other vulnerable areas, very few storms were occurring. frequency was down. so the allusion was i have lived here for 30 years, this never happens. welcome the problem with climate whether it's 30 year cycles are like an eyelash in understanding how big systems and dynamics work. not talking at any of the forcing issues, and now we find ourselves in this period of increased activity and you are sitting on t
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